Tyrus is NWA world champion for the first time in his career, and he’s got a laundry list of names he’d like to defend the gold against.
The champ spoke on this topic during a recent interview with Busted Open Radio, where he chose top stars like Dustin Rhodes, Paul Wight, Drew McIntyre, Tommy Dreamer, Nick Aldis, and several others as potential challengers for the Ten Pounds of Charlotte. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Lists several talents he’d like to defend the title against:
Top of my list would be Dustin Rhodes (talents that I’d like to defend NWA Worlds Title against). I think it would be, emotionally, a big moment for me and I think the Rhodes family with the NWA legacy. Big Show, he’s out there. I noticed he followed me the other day on Twitter so he must be getting the itch. There’s guys, of course I already talked about Bully Ray and the student at some point needs to meet the teacher Mr. (Tommy) Dreamer. So, there are guys.
Calls out Nick Aldis, as well as some WWE stars:
Nick Aldis, wherever you’re at, you held the Worlds Championship for a long time. Hopefully, as time sides… why would I not? We fought once in Japan and I would love to do it again so there’s a list of guys out there. Carlito is another guy I wouldn’t mind, P.J. (Black), Wes Brisco. Plus I could pay him back for his dad always putting hands on me so, because you can’t get around him without getting chopped up or smacked up so, and (Baron) Corbin is another one of my guys that I never danced with (Tyrus laughed). I’ve danced with Bobby (Lashley) and Drew McIntyre enough to last me a lifetime. But either one of those. There’s (Jon) Moxley; would be a guy. Ryback would be fun. Even though we are brothers in making sure you put your cart in the bin, he’d be another one. So, I mean that’s a long list. I know y’all only asked for a couple.
(H/T and transcribed by Post Wrestling)